I appreciate very much people who are re-enactors and respect the hard work they do. Please do what makes you happy and continue to do it well.
I try to present particular items in a period way and not let items that are not period appropriate distract from a visitors experience. Also I believe it is a matter of public safety and health to do some activities using the standards and practices deemed appropiate. Food Service and Sanitation should be of high quality especially when camping with your friends.
Keep the above in mind when browsing these links. I'm all about Practical Camping / Appearance Appropriate - that isn't the same as Historical Re-enactment and I understand that. :)
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